ON THIS DAY “Late Night with David Letterman” on NBC concluded in 1993 after 11 seasons. Letterman exited for CBS, of course, after NBC gave “The Tonight Show” hosting spot to Jay Leno…There were two series finales (and both on NBC): Comedy-variety“The Jonathan Winters Show” in 1957 and sitcom “Day By Day” (with Julia Louis-Dreyfus pre “Seinfeld”) in 1989…Celebrity Birthdays: Singer Carly Simonis 73; Ricky Gervais is 57; “The Office” star Angela Kinsey is 47; actress Linda Cardellini is 43; actress Busy Phillips (“Cougar Town”) is 39.
-Did You Know?:
Six original cast members from “The Brady Bunch” — Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland — reunited on the episode of “Day By Day” titled “A Very Brady Episode.” It was telecast on Feb. 25, 1989. For a look, click here
Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +39, Fox: +14, CBS: + 6, ABC: – 6
CBS led the modest Sunday overnight troops thanks to an encore telecast of granddaddy “60 Minutes,” which led the evening with a 5.8 rating/12 share in households in the 7 p.m. ET hour. But ABC, the home of “Celebrity Family Feud” (#1: 4.3/ 8 at 8 p.m.) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (#1: 3.6/ 7 at 9 p.m.), should have no trouble dominating in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demos).
In freshman season finale news was CBS drama “Instinct,” which will return in 2017-18 in midseason, with a 4.1/ 7 in the household overnights in the 8 p.m. hour.
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Netflix Acquires Brazilian Drama “Invisible Cities”
Netflix has licensed the new Brazilian series “Invisible Cities,” created and directed by director Carlos Saldanha (“Ice Age,” Rio”). The logline: There is an underground world inhabited by mythical creatures evolved from a deep lineage of Brazilian folklore. “Invisible Cities” tells the story of one detective who finds himself caught in a murder investigation that puts him in the middle of a battle between these two worlds.
“This new project marks an important moment in our slate of Brazilian originals as we add a new genre to the diverse content we’ve been working to offer to our audiences by tapping into the cultural mixture that makes Brazil such a rich and interesting source of stories with universal appeal,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international original content.
Eight one-hour episodes of “Invisible Cities” have been ordered, and production will begin at the end of 2018.
SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
NBC Cancels “Timeless”
Cult favorite science fiction travel drama “Timeless,” which NBC canceled last spring and ultimately reversed its decision, will not be returning for a third season. This time, the cancellation seems to be for real, but creator Eric Kripke said on Twitter that they are exploring the possibility of making a two-hour movie to wrap up storylines.
Debuting on Oct. 3, 2016, “Timeless” starred Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett and Matt Lanter as a team that attempt to stop a mysterious organization from changing the course of American history through time travel.
AMC Renews Horror Anthology ‘The Terror’ for Season 2
AMC has greenlit horror anthology series “The Terror” for a second season, with an order for 10 new episodes for 2019. Debuting on March 25, 2018, the first iteration of “The Terror” (based on the novel of the same name by Dan Simmons) told a self-contained story about the doomed crews of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, two ships which disappeared while searching for the Northwest Passage in the 1800s.
Season 2 of the anthology will be “set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.”
The Terror’s second season is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”), with Woo serving as showrunner.
Netflix Renews “Dear White People” for Season 3
Netflix has issued a third season renewal to “Dear White People,” with an order for 10 new episodes.The satirical dramedy, which was created by Simien based on his 2014 movie of the same name, also comes from executive producer and showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser. Produced by Lionsgate Television, the series stars Logan Browning, DeRon Horton, Brandon P. Bell, Marque Richardson, Antoinette Robertson, Ashley Blaine Featherson and John Patrick Amedori. The second season, entitled “Dear White People Volume 2,” launched on Netflix May 4 and is available to stream now.
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“iHeartCountry Festival,“ celebrating the best in country music, will air on Fox onSunday, August 5. The special will include performances by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Sugarland and Maren Morris
ON THE AIR TONIGHT “Double Dare” returns on Nickelodeon…Series premieres: “Cultureshock” on A+E and “In Defense Of” on “Oxygen”…“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” opens new season on The CW…For the primetime schedule for Monday, June 25, click here